Sunday, September 19, 2021
LOT #258

Hian Shimizu (Japanese, 1883-1975) Calligraphy Scroll

Mid-20th century, chop seal signature lower left, depicting ink washed calligraphy on mottled rice paper flecked with gold, bordered in silk and mounted on paper, wrapped around a wood bar; together with a Japanese fan, chop seal signatures, depicting calligraphy, mounted on paper and bordered in silk, wrapped around an acrylic bar; Tosa School Japanese gouaches on paper including (6) items, undated, unsigned, depicting images of the “36 Immortals of Poetry” each under a poem in calligraphy, accented with gold leaf, mounted on linen and in (3) gilt frames under glass, a frame having typed information attached to the verso; (7) other Asian artworks, including (5) gouache paintings on silk, each having chop seal signatures, depicting various scenes of figures, a bird, insects, flowers and a landscape; an ink on paper painting of shrimp, and an embroidery on silk, all unframed; (2) painted scrolls including a watercolor on silk, ink and chop seal signatures lower right, depicting two carp; and a watercolor on silk, ink and chop seal signed lower right, depicting “Two Gods of Good Fortune”; each image mounted on paper, bordered in silk and wrapped around a bar

Estimate: $300 - $500

Dimensions: Height: 11 1/4 inches, Width: 18 1/8 inches (Hian image)

Condition: Very Good to Good, stains to paper backing not affecting artwork of Hian; dirt accumulation; discoloration to fan; creases original to purpose; stains to silk borders; toning overall to gouaches; wear and thinning to paper at places; stains; unframed items may have creases; wear to edges and corners; discoloration; chips and wear to frames; carp having water stains to background; brittle backing paper peeling off in places and having a loss lower left quadrant; cracks and tears to paper at borders; "Gods" having spots of discoloration to background; stains to border at upper right; cracks and tears to border paper at edges; dirt accumulation

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Sales Tax: Kansas (6.500%), New Jersey (6.625%), Pennsylvania (6.000%), Washington (10.500%)

Approximate Sale Time: Kansas (6.500%), New Jersey (6.625%), Pennsylvania (6.000%), Washington (10.500%)

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